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2021 Steffi Dotson Service Award Recipient

The Furni­ture Society is pleased to announce that Chelsea Witt has been awarded the 2021 Steffi Dotson Service Award.

Chelse Witt Headshot for Award

Chelsea Witt is a long­stand­ing FS member and volun­teer who has given count­less hours to assist the orga­ni­za­tion in all of our commu­ni­ca­tion and market­ing activ­i­ties. Chelsea manages the FS Instagram page

Chelsea joined our efforts in 2018

The Furni­ture Society owes Chelsea a debt of grat­i­tude, and the Board of Trustees is pleased to honor them for their service.

Chelsea’s volun­teerism will be cele­brated during the June FS Connects Summer Session taking place on Thurs­day, June 24 at 4:45pm EDT . We welcome you to join the festivities.

Congrat­u­la­tions Chelsea!

Why I volunteer…

I was approached by a mentor who encour­aged me to get involved with the Furni­ture Society. Commu­nity is some­thing that is incred­i­bly impor­tant to me and is really the fuel to my fire when it comes to creat­ing work. Getting involved with the Furni­ture Society made a lot of sense in terms of wanting to meet and be connected to others who are passion­ate about the same things as I. I had no idea though the amount of support and uplift­ment I’d even­tu­ally gain from being a part of this commu­nity. I enjoy volun­teer­ing for FS because it gives me the oppor­tu­nity to facil­i­tate other’s expe­ri­ences and hope­fully help them find a place that feels welcom­ing and contrib­u­tory to their personal practices.”

Chelsea Witt is an artist living and working out of mid-coast Maine. Chelsea is a wood­worker, furni­ture maker, and illus­tra­tor. After grad­u­at­ing from the Univer­sity of South Florida, they have worked and taken oppor­tu­ni­ties up and down the east coast seeking growth in furni­ture making and teach­ing. Chelsea has worked for, and or studied under artists such as Alexis Dold, Tyler Hays (BDDW), Christina Boy, Aaron Fedarko, and David Upfill-Brown. When it comes to wood­work­ing, Chelsea focuses on bring­ing two dimen­sional shapes into the three dimen­sion, all the while putting impor­tance into the process and details. Chelsea has, or is lined up to teach at The Center for Furni­ture Crafts­man­ship, Penland School of Crafts, Medomak, and Haystack Moun­tain School of Crafts 

Currently Chelsea is working for the Center for Furni­ture Crafts­man­ship and is focused on teach­ing and commu­nity orga­ni­za­tion around the craft. Chelsea Volun­teers their time with The Furni­ture Society and A Work­shop of Our Own.

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